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Kerr's Custom Butchering
Address: Box 163 Main St, South Dayton, NY 14138
Establishment No.: m8768
USDA Inspection Report: 28 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(3)
Citation: July 28, 2010 - routine inspection activities this week revealed noncompliant conditions at your establishment within the Sanitation Performance Standards regulations of 9 CFR 416.1. 1) Exterior door in the inedible room is lacking a seal to the outside environment leaving a gap of approximately 1 inch wide along the entire bottom edge of the door. 2) Weed growth around the exterior of the facility; weed are at a height of one foot or more and present around most of the structure. These conditions left unaddressed create an environment that is favorable for rodent and / or insect infestation. I discussed my findings and concerns with Mr. of the noncompliant conditions during the weekly exit meeting on Wednesday. I reminded that corrective action and preventative measures are required to be taken as per 9 CFR 416.15. Continued I conducted an inspection of several areas within the establishment and did not find any evidence of rodent activity on this date. A review of the Noncompliance Record File in the Gov't office shows one other Sanitation Performance Standards noncompliance documented within the previous 90 days. No tags were issued at this time, corrective action is expected prior to the next official operation on 08/03/2010. Failure by the establishment bring the above documented conditions into compliance in a timely manner may result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per the Rules of Practice in 9 CFR 500.1.
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.